Appeal for volunteer lifesavers in Shropshire

Thursday 29th June 2017 – 10.50am – Claire Brown.

Would you like to help save lives in your local community in your spare time?

We’re looking for keen and willing potential recruits to become volunteer Community First Responders (CFRs) in Shropshire.

CFRs are members of the public from all walks of life who give up their spare time to help make a difference in their communities. Trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service to a nationally recognised level, CFRs will learn basic life support and how to use a defibrillator as well as how to deal with a range of medical and traumatic emergencies. CFRs then spend time training alongside ambulance staff before going ‘live’.

When CFRs book on for their voluntary shift, the Trust’s control room will respond them to medical emergencies in their local community while an ambulance is en-route. CFRs are vital in life-threatening situations, particularly in the case of a cardiac arrest, when every minute really does count.

To volunteer, you must be aged 18 or over and have a full driving licence. West Midlands Ambulance Service will help you obtain the necessary equipment and no previous experience is necessary as full training is provided.

To find out more and to apply for this exciting voluntary lifesaving role, please visit NHS Jobs via www.jobs.nhs.uk and search for ‘Community First Responder’.  The closing date for applications is Thursday 6th July.

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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